RANDOLPH, NJ- The Randolph High School chapter of the National Art Honor Society painted a new mural for the high school library which they dedicated the last week of school. The mural will be installed in the area of the library where the Randolph Board of Education meets so that board members and the public can enjoy it.
The students based the mural on a retro poster from the 1950s, according to high school media specialist Steve Cullis. “I just love it,” Cullis said of the colorful mural made with acrylic paint. “It is a legacy for the students to leave something for the library and to showcase their talent. It is absolutely amazing.”
Randolph High School Art Honor Society advisor and art teacher Steve Coleman said he hopes that society members will create another mural for the library next year as well. “This is part of our local initiative,” he said to benefit the school. “We need to find things which will have a lasting impact.”
Students and staff walk through the hallways, but tend to spend time in the library studying and can enjoy looking at the mural, Coleman said.
“I think the mural is absolutely wonderful and will decorate the walls of the library for a lifetime,” said Randolph Fine and Performing Arts Supervisor Frank Perrone. He added that the mural took society members many hours to create the mural.
Art Honor Society member Kaitlyn Kudriavetz, who will be a senior in the fall, said she was excited to create a painting for the high school. “It is nice knowing that when I will be in college, that a part of me will be here for the rest of the school.”
“It’s so cool to know that all of your hard work will be here in the library for people to see,” said April Stockfish, who will be a senior in the fall. “People will see it every day.”